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Nature’s Rainbows is a non-commercial web site maintained entirely by volunteer hobbyists and contributors.  Our mission is to provide information about UV and luminescence, premium fluorescent mineral photos, and a fluorescent mineral database for the enjoyment of FL mineral collectors around the world.  Information on this web site is covered under a Creative Commons License.

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Fluorescent Mineral Photo Gallery

Minerals that are fluorescent under shortwave, midwave, and/or longwave UV from around the world.  Each database entry shows white light photos along with UV photos, as well as localities and descriptions.  Use the index to search for specific minerals, or fluorescent minerals from a region.   If this page is entered via the index, the results are filtered.

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Lustrous root beer-colored fluorite cubes on a light grey limestone matrix, from the Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio.  Fluori...

Three red fluorescent calcities from Sardinia, Italy.

- The first one is a very beautiful specimen in daylight too.

Quartz and galena crystals are among...

Resuperferolitica Mine, Minas Viejas, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.
These mines developed their maximum activity in the mid-...

Scalenoedric calcite "dog's tooth".  
La Cruz mine, El Cobre stream, Linares, Linares-La Carolina district, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain.

The Carthagini...

Acicular Aragonite "aka" Aragonito de Pantoja.

Deposit located in the municipality of Pantoja in Toledo. This municipality is approximately 50 km from...

This specimen was mined during a trip with Bill Gardner in the 2005 and comes from Hogan Claim site.

Nothing to say about the calcite beauty (it seems...

Fluorite and Barite of pale fluorescence with a coating of rare sand give it a contrast that makes it really aesthetic. 90x 60 mm 

Under LW

 Under MW


Scalenohedral Calcite with inclusions of pyrite and rare sand coating possible response with a nice orange color combined with rosaceo offer their bes...

Moscona mine.

More known for its fluorites of unusual white fluorescence with long phosphorescence in some samples being more common in most a more ora...

A fluorescent beauty from the Midwest. Yes, there are fluorescent minerals in the Midwest! Brightly fluorescent/phosphorescent calcite rhombs on yello...

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